Looney Tunes (partially lost computer colorized versions of shorts; 1990-1995)

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Status: Partially Lost

Creation[edit | edit source]

In 1968, 78 Looney Tunes shorts were sent over to South Korea to be redrawn in color to air on television. These were very poorly done, and near the end of the 1980's, Warner Bros. decided to create new colorizations of the black and white shorts using computer colorization, where a black and white print was scanned frame by frame and given color, this method had started to be used by Ted Turner in the 1980's. The first batch of colorizations were created in 1990, a second in 1992, and a third in 1995. All the 78 shorts that were redrawn were computer colorized, as well as 24 more shorts, such as Bob Clampett's Porky in Wackyland, making a total of 102 computer colorized shorts. 99 of which were aired, except for three unaired shorts, Robinson Crusoe Jr. (previously had a redrawn), Scrap Happy Daffy, and Confusions of a Nutzy Spy. The computer colorizations were aired on Nickelodeon and Cartoon Network throughout the 1990's and 2000's, and are still currently aired occasionally on Boomerang. However, some shorts had their redrawn versions still shown instead, such as Porky's Railroad.

Availability[edit | edit source]

Some computer colorized shorts can be found on two Looney Tunes VHS tapes, Porky Pig: Days of Swine and Roses, and Daffy Duck: Tales from the Duckside. Some shorts were also released on DVDs, though not officially, such as the 2007 DVD of the 1940 movie The Fighting 69th, which contains Pilgrim Porky. Some shorts have not been found in computer colorized form yet such as the public domain short Porky's Ant. A member of Archive.org has published an archive of the found shorts here. There is also a Discord link for those interested in finding the computer colorized shorts